Because I no longer had to work on my wardrobe this week, I felt like I had newfound freedom! On Wednesday after work, I headed for the Pacific Fabric Outlet with the hopes of scoring some silk twill or other high quality lining. No luck there, but look what I did find:
A huge table of Anne Klein knits (poly/lycra), $9.99/yard.
I found an ivory/black abstract print that was just so me and came away with 3 yards of it, intending to make Vogue 1029, a DKNY dress. When I got home and took a closer look at the pattern, I realized the skirt is cut on the bias, a full quarter-pie shape really. The print I bought is directional. Still, I think I’ll go ahead with it because the directionality of the print isn’t that strong, and I’m hoping it might even look cool.
And look what else I found:
FOE (fold-over elastic)! Cidell recently had success with this stuff and I’m curious to try it. It’ll be perfect for the crossover v-neck of the DKNY dress.
Exploring notions is almost as fun as fabric shopping. I picked up some white Clover marking chalk, just because. I've really been wanting to try out the Japanese-made Kai scissors so when I came across them, I took it as a sign that they should be added to my basket. Ann recently raved about them. And given how many Burda magazine patterns I use, I really ought to have a Clover double tracing wheel, dontchya think?
I spotted these Clover "fork pins" that look like they'd be great for pinning slippery fabrics. I thought I should do some research first. Does anyone know - what are they used for, are they worth it? They're $10/box.
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